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, psychiatry homeland security janet napolitano. [applause] she's going to give a few remarks of the podium and then we are going to sit down for discussion and welcome your questions as well. and along with running americas homeland security department come and the whole range of responsibilities from terrorism to natural disasters, and i just always loved to mention this that before coming to washington, she of course was the governor of arizona. she chaired the national governors' association, and she was the very first female valedictorian at the university before she got her doctorate. i love that. miss napolitano. >> good morning everybody. i thought i would do is give you a little update on the storm in part because as mentioned, disaster response is one of the key elements of the department of homeland security. fema as part of dhs and as you will see in my comment, there is an analogy to cyber and cybersecurity that i want to be able to draw for you. but we all know that sandy seems like an innocuous name for a very strong storm that is still going on. so, now we are looking at flo
director rich fugate, all my security secretary janet napolitano, defense secretary panetta, and hud secretary shaun donovan. the president again heading to new jersey. vice president biden continues campaigning for the president. you will be in a call of florida and we'll have live coverage of his remarks. that will start at 3 p.m. eastern. you will be able to see it on c-span. later, it's the republicans turn, senator rob portman and governor john kasich, live at 5:30 p.m. eastern c-span will have the also. later, it's the nominee himself, mitt romney will speak in jacksonville, florida, joined by former governor jeb bush. that stores live 8 p.m. eastern to see it on c-span. >> you were watching c-span2 with politics and public affairs, weekdays featuring live coverage of the u.s. senate. on weeknights, watch key public policy events. and every week until it's nonfiction authors and books on booktv. you can see past programs and get our schedules at our website. and you can join in the conversation on social media sites. >> and a reminder will go live to the new america foundation
. janet napolitano has been available to select all people in new york, the head of homeland defense and security, the head of fema. fugate has been on a conference call every single day on emergency response. ray lahood has been coordinating the transfer system, the fema escort aiding the overall risk of. i'm sure there will be requests for infrastructure for people. it is a disaster beyond the least and there has to be a commission to look at ways we can try to prevent this in the future. one of the problems is that a lot of the infrastructure was in the basement of buildings. for example, hospitals and mris come a electrical systems and phone systems in the basement. it is all destroyed with the salt water. the smile, the stench is almost unbelievable as a combination of this type of electric communication systems rotting. pumps are trying to push water out. phenom and the national guard and whether the federal government are moving 200 generators to manhattan and brooklyn and queens to help back up the pumping system to get the water out of institutions and out of our communicati
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